10.29.2014

Buzzkiller








Happy Wednesday!
It's Halloweek, and you better believe I'm cramming a bunch of spooky picture sets in this week :) The shoot above was a bit of an accident, that started with me adventuring to Target for paper towels...and ended with me buying the entire face paint section. And, the bottom slew of beautiful snaps are from the Kills concert on Monday night. It was AMAZING. To say that they sound better live is an understatement, and being so damn close to the creative masterminds that have influenced my own style, taste in music, and outlook on life..was a dream come true moment. So many of my shoots..since way back in 2012, have been loosely styled based off of the vibe of the videos for "U.R. A. Fever" and "Cheep and Cheerful" and basically everything they have ever popped outta their brilliant minds. ANYWAYS....yes I could ramble all day about how great it was...what is even better is that Alison of the Kills, and Jack White are doing another Dead Weather album set to release in 2015. SHIT JUST GOT REAL. Praise the music gods:) One of the tracks released today....

10.26.2014

The Future Starts Slow










Jewelry and hooded dress by Killstar
Hey y'allllll :)
I've been cramming and jamming on so many things that I haven't had time to lay down a decent blog post...gasp. ..These are a set of shots from some Killstar projects, which feature their latest little gems and jewels, as well as a really bad ass hoodie dress. What I love so much about my little apartment, is the amount of usable textures on the walls for photo backgrounds. I chose to live in a more industrial style loft so that cement could be incorporated into more of my studio work..instead of running outside every two seconds:) I've also been experimenting with the use of new light sources, which lets me do more highly contrasted shadow shots...HUZZAH! WA-LAAA!  Also...it's been getting REALLLYYYY cold outside..so outdoor editorials are bound to be crushed by momma nature.
In other news....the band I've been waiting 6 years to see in concert...I'm finally finally finally seeing live...and gawd help me if I shat my pants from excitement but I wouldn't be surprised. If you have been following my blog since the very beginning...it's apparent that I hero worship The Kills...and dammit I will literally be 20 feet from Jamie Hince and one of my style icons Alison Mosshart....like honestly...what the fuck am I even going to wear?!?!?!? It's tomorrow and I'm freaking out and hopefully I can get a picture or two...crosses fingers...ANYWAYS IM JUST EXCITED OK :)
Expect a few Halloween inspired pics in the next few days..because ...DUHHH IT'S HALLOWEEK!
Never celebrate it a mere day...5 days is better..
In the meantime....jam. it. out. yo.


10.19.2014

Linear Dreamer







jacket and leggings by Michelle Uberreste

Some Sunday night blogging action...you know...:) This was the last piece of editorial goodness from my Uberreste shoot. Let me just say...there's nothing I like more than a high waisted pant or legging that fits flawlessly....and these babies fall under that category. LOVE :) These styling choices were inspired a bit by Resident Evil...but icy as fuck...instead of brown...yeahhh.

Anyways...I've been a busy ass lady at work, but never fear, I have successfully fit a few tiny Halloween shoots into my weekends! Be on the look out for those! Also, we have some cool Killstar shoots a'brewin. ...like..honestly..there's just a bunch of shit happening all the time and who needs sleep, eh? CONFESSIONS OF A WORKOHOLIC: PART 1 : She doesn't know of these 8 hours of sleep a night you speak of.   That would be chapter one of my memoir if it existed. It would also talk about by Nutella induced nightmares about being trapped at a horrible Bruno Mars concert...but that's a whole other story. 


10.12.2014

Never Mess with Sunday










Oh hey Happy Sunday guyzzzz. We briefly interrupt the 3 part editorial extravaganza that's been happening on the blog..to bring you equally cool things. 
Cool pants. Very cool pants. 
These were the most challenging little pair of leggings I ever did design. Many many hours to be exact. I became jedi master of vector molding and after mastering texture overlay in photoshop and illustrator, it birthed a masterpiece of battle ready legwear. For this lookbook shoot, I wanted to play with the juxtaposition of industrial textures outside against the industrial apsects of the garment design....that, and I wanted to run around outside my apartment again while the sun was reaaallll niceeee ;) I'm also happy to say that shooting is getting slightly less painful with the trusty remote control...which conveniently slid into my gloves for this set. They came out as cool as I wanted, considering I had to dodge many garbage men and garage door traffic that day. Anyways, these were inspired by that killer movie, Edge of Tomorrow. If you haven't seen it, Ashley don't wanna talk to you! The colors are indicative of Emily Blunt's beastly exo suit....which I feel weird saying since she has been burned into my brain as the bitter assistant in the Devil Wears Prada..ANYWAYS...she mans up which is cool...


Yeahhhh you do.....
We wanted these to make you feel bad ass, if you aren't...yet.;) It's really all about making you feel powerful enough to take on the daily hustle looking fab...not flip a car:)(unless you can already..) One of the things that is so great about fashion is its transformative nature...it can say everything about you without a sound of a word being spoken. So choose your pants with passion! coming soon to Jeffie.com

in the meantime...more Yppah..:) 



10.10.2014

Spaces







Part numero dos! Of my lovely cyber-infused Uberreste shoot. The weather has been too good to me..in that I can run outside and stand in the middle of a back alley draped in beams of light. I'm dreading it leaving me, but alas, that Seattle cloudy weather is basically here. The techno jacket has just enough sheen without being obnoxious, which I adore. When I styled this I was going down the path of "what would Quorra from Tron where if she had a client meeting?"....or something like that....streamline but still out of this world. :) Expect part 3 in the next couple of days. I've got some lovely shoots in the works for this weekend..as well as planting my butt down and fixing my websites...which has deemed itself impossible for me for the past month....and hopefully in between I can catch a nap. life of a workoholic. 
And HOPEFULLY finish merchandising my loft ...YES...4 years of past retail hell and I don't simply clean...I merchandise my shit to look flawless. Since the dawn of my first job at 16, nothing pisses me off more than when my sweaters aren't in descending order from grey to black, and the hangers aren't spaced well....like...call me OCD but it burns my retinas if things look yucky. One thing that is truly conducive to my work ethic in my own home is being in a space that allows for complete thought focus...without things all over the place..things on the walls...I prefer a minimalist black and white habitat. As an artist, and previous traditional artist...I ironically find white walls and exposed concrete to be more inspiring than a bunch of pictures. I've talked a bit about how I process concepts by sitting upside down, but it's also just as important to me to feel like the walls around me are limitless. It evokes more questions of what could be for me...I dunno...I like to talk casually about this but in reality it makes me appear cray:) Just know that incredible things brew from the bare walls and precisely merchandised racks that encase my humble abode/think tank....and that it's done while jamming out to some of Yppah's greatest tracks. ...



10.07.2014

Destroy Everything You Touch












Skirt and jacket by Michelle Uberreste
Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell

Ok you guyzzzz...I'm pretty damn excited to show you part one of this super rad shoot/collab I did with the uber talented Michelle Uberreste. If you haven't checked out her shop, or watched her duke it out on Project Runway: Under the Gun...you've got some catching up to do! One thing that truly resonates with me is her clear vision for fashion, which has a precise eye for fit and exudes the air of a futuristic bad ass. I love when a designer is gutsy enough to really play with fabric and shape..and if this double dose of metallic cyborg realness doesn't suffice your appetite...you're cray! Anyways, I had fun shooting and styling some of her killer garments, and this is part one :)
The jacket in particular is not only comfortable and beautifully crafted..but the front zippered section is brilliant. It's almost like a shield, but then zip it down and it's like an exaggerated alien lapel..talk about dreamy. For these images I really drew heavily from the colors that danced across the fabric, as well as some alien McQueen and Gareth Pugh vibes with rigid and powerful body positions...and blasting Ladytron and the Inception soundtrack are always helpful when constructing a visual photographic pictorial such as this:) I could just blabber on about what goes through my mind for shoots...it's just my passion shining through:)
The next sets will be up later this week! 
Happy Tuesday!